Sometimes Life Sucks

Sometimes life sucks. There are days when meditation and medication just aren’t enough to get you where you want to be. That’s life. You’ve had good days and bad days before, so you know that neither lasts forever. So what do you do on those really difficult days?

Don’t fight with yourself. Accept that this is how you’re feeling right now. 

Remember that nothing lasts forever. Whatever is happening is temporary and however you’re feeling is temporary.

Think of something that makes you smile. It could be the face of a child, a spring flower or a monster truck rally. Bring it to the forefront of your mind and then let it go and let yourself be miserable. Doing this helps you remember that the way that you’re feeling is temporary.

Spiritual growth isn’t about not feeling pain. It’s about accepting that there is pain in life and that everyone feels emotional pain. It’s about remembering what your experience with pain felt like so that you can recognize when someone else is in pain. It’s about acting with compassion to yourself and to others when they are suffering.

Dead people say: However difficult or painful your experience is, you can get through it. Life can be very hard, but there is more out there for you than just the pain. When you’re hurting, take care of yourself the best that you can and remember no matter how you feel, you are not alone. You are loved and you will get through this.  


  1. I love the comment from the dead people, you are loved and will get through it. If I’m having a bad day, my G-granddaughter can tell and comes over and gives me a big hug. All I have to do is see her smile and I forget my problems.

  2. This is so important – oh, so important “Don’t fight with yourself. ” Not loving to be in battle with oneself!

  3. “No matter how you feel, you are not alone!” That always helps. And knowing it won’t last forever does, too. But I am not made for the long stretches of misery and discomfort. So I have to try to break it up with as many good feelings as possible. Thanks for the encouragement.

  4. Having a wee bit of a rough day today, my Louie’s birthday. It’s the fifth one without him by my side on this earthly plane. I am trying to bring forth so many of the happy memories of our lives together, but the pain is running deep today. I enjoy your blog very much and will continue to follow it after this challenge, which I believe I have finished early. Peace and love to you.

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